- Blurred and distorted vision
- Difficulty driving, watching TV or reading
- Severe floaters (bleeding in the vitreous gel)
Diagnosis & Treatment
Diagnosis includes a slit lamp examination with dilated pupils which allows the Ophthalmologist to look inside the eye. Usually, a scan of the retina will be performed to exclude any swelling of the macula. The doctor may also do a Fluorescein Angiogram where a dye will be injected into the arm and photos will be taken of the retinal blood vessels. This test may demonstrate leaking or blockage of the blood vessels. Treatment in the early stages is regular eye examinations to monitor the condition. Injections, laser or surgical procedures may be used to decrease the risk of vision loss and slow progression of the disease.